CareSearch Blog: Palliative Perspectives

Family member experiences of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one in an emergency department setting

A guest blog post by Dr Tracey Giles, Head of Teaching Section (Nursing), Flinders University

  • 4 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 518
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Family member experiences of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one in an emergency department setting
Health care professionals agree that the quality of care provided in the emergency department for dying patients and their families is often not as good as it needs to be. Dr Tracy Giles of Flinders University explains how her research into the experiences of family members will help to identify what is working well already and areas of care that need improvement, and how you can become involved.
 

How palliative care is delivered is more important than where it is delivered!

A guest blog post by Dr Sarah Spiller and Dr Kathryn Dwan, Policy and Research Officer and Policy and Research Manager, Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA)

  • 26 April 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 432
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How palliative care is delivered is more important than where it is delivered!
The location of palliative care is important, but the Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) believes that the quality of care people receive is the most important factor determining their overall satisfaction with palliative care. Dr Sarah Spiller and Dr Kathyn Dwan from Health Care Consumers' Association discuss how palliative care is delivered is more important than where it is delivered.  

National Advance Care Planning Week sparks 100+ events

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 23 April 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 313
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National Advance Care Planning Week sparks 100+ events
For the first time, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) ran National Advance Care Planning Week (16 - 22 April). Linda Notle, Program Director for ACPA discusses the impact of the initiative and the response of both the public and health care sector to National Advance Care Planning Week. 

Support for health professionals to know more about end-of-life law

A guest blog post by Professor Ben White and Professor Lindy Willmott, Directors, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, QUT

  • 19 April 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 468
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Support for health professionals to know more about end-of-life law
One part of advance care planning that is often unseen is law. Yet law plays an important role in end-of-life care. Professor Ben White and Professor Lindy Willmott from Queensland University of Technology explains the legal aspects of planning for advance care and end of life, and how the Australian Centre for Health Law Research  supports health professionals.  
 

National Advance Care Planning Week

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 16 April 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 500
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National Advance Care Planning Week
If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you? And more importantly, what health care decisions would you want them to make? Discussing your values and preferences helps determine what would be important to your future health care. Linda Nolte, Program Director for Advance Care Planning Australia discusses National Advance Care Planning Week and the importance of the making our future preferences known.
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